Recipe Time: Soy Mint Chocolate Pudding!

Mmm-Mmm Lovely

People often mistake vegetarian recipes for “lack of taste” dishes. Nothing could be further from the truth! One of my most favorite soy bevies is Vitasoys Mint Chocolate soy milk. It tastes amazing and I highly recommend it to all of you lovely people out there. It tastes amazing both hot and cold too, so if you’re ever craving a mint hot chocolate, screw those sugary powdered mixes and pricey Starbucks drinks and turn to the Vitasoy brand. You won’t be disappointed. (For the record, I don’t work for Vitasoy. I just like saying it. VITASOY!)

You can also use this lovely drink as a key ingredient in a wonderful little dessert that will delight all the senses. Here’s zee recipe:

Mint Chocolate Pudding

1/2 cup sugar

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

3 tablespoons cornstarch

2 cups Vitasoy mint chocolate bevie

2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions:

In a microwave safe bowl, whisk together sugar, cocoa and cornstarch. Whisk the milk in gradually so there are no lumps. Place in microwave and cook for 3 minutes on high. Stir and continue cooking until it’s shiny and thick. Add vanilla. Place plastic wrap over it and refrigerate. Serve cold. Makes 4 servings.

The best thing about this recipe and this drink is it has what every vegan/vegetarian loves and gets bugged about most… PROTEIN! Yay us.
And it’s low in fat & calories but high in taste. Win win.

Enjoy!

Peace, love & sarcasm,

Becky

(Keep checking back for more lovely recipes. I have a delish holiday soy eggnog recipe that will make you moan your socks off!)

 

 

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35 Years!

xoxo

Today my lovely parents are celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary. 35 years of love, laughter & scrabble boards! (Inside joke. Let’s just say… my Dad got a Scrabble board over his head one day. Hmm, guess it’s not much of an “inside joke” anymore after all. Ah well, it was funny :p)

My parents are a wonderful sort. They’ve always been there for all of us and I know always will be. They’ve gone through so much together and have always showed me that love is one of this worlds purest things.

All my love to you both, Momsie and Dadsie. Today is your day!

Happy Anniversary.

Peace, love & sarcasm,

Becky

(Aka- The favorite child.)

It’s ok to be grey.

Everyone has a sad day at one time or another. It’s life. It sucks, but it’s life. If we didn’t have sad times, we wouldn’t really be able to appreciate the happy times. We tend to often mask our true emotions from those we love most, but there really is no need for that.

We all go through hard times differently but what gets us through those hard times are the love and support of the people around us. I’m very blessed to have an amazing support system around me. I have my family, who’s always been there for me and I know always will. I have my friends, who most of which I’ve known since elementary school and I wouldn’t trade their crazy asses for anything. And I have my boyfriend, who I cherish and love so much. These are the people who I turn to, the people I lean on and the people I admire and adore. And I can only hope they all feel the same way about me.

Whether it be an emotional, physical or financial struggle you may be going through, just know that you’re not alone. Realize who you have to turn to, and lean on them for support. It can be your family, your friends, God. Or all of the above.

This post is a little more heavy compared to alot of my other ones, but I guess I’m just having one of those days. One of those, mind going a million miles a minute, can’t focus, hard kinda days. But I know it won’t last long, because tomorrow is another day.

It’s like this posts font, it has a real message but it’s masked at first glance by all the pretty colors. Don’t be ashamed to let your emotions out. And remember that sometimes, it’s ok to be grey.

Peace, love & sarcasm,

Becky

Spooky Scaaaarry!

Why can’t I carve pumpkins like this?
Awesomesauce. I have a jealous.

BOO! Did I scare you? Yes, yes I did. Yay me.

Well, it’s been a while since my last post. Alot has been going on, but I’ve also been incredibly sick the last little while. Cold & flu, all rolled into one big sick fest. My boyfriend is sick. (Too many makeouts). My boyfriends brother is sick. (That one’s not my fault, I swear.) Heck, even our kitty is sick! Get down with the sickness people. But, I am back and this post is about…

SPOOKY SCAAARRY-ness.

Halloween is one of my fave holidays. It goes Christmas, my birthday, Halloween and Blame someone else day. (That’s a for reals day, no lies. It falls on the first Friday the 13th of the year.) I’ve always loved Halloween, probably because I adore scary movies and I find it best to watch them during the month of October. It’s like with Christmas. There’s a very small window where I can actually watch & enjoy Christmas movies. I can only watch them from December 1-December 25. Then, that’s it. Same goes with Halloween. One of my faves to watch is Nightmare on Elm Street. Oh man, it has everything! A young Johnny Depp gets sucked up into a water bed, need I say more? Although I adore horror movies, I don’t get scared by any of them. The only one I’ve ever in my life had to stop watching, was one called “Monster”. My Mom & I rented it (Awe. Rented it. I forgot how cute that is to say…) and it was about some guy who becomes possessed by something not nice. Which normally wouldn’t freak me out, but for some reason this one did. I was young at the time, but even so. The scene in The Exorcist where she walks down the stairs backwards freaks me out too, but that movie itself, did not. I find it most scary when regular crazy people are the killers, not so much monsters. Like Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I’d hate to be at that family reunion. Awkwaaaard.

Another reason I like Halloween, is the costumes! Even though it’s basically women subtracting pieces of clothing and men adding pieces of  clothing, I still heart the costumes. I’ve been a sexy little red riding hood, the little mermaid and a Charlie’s Angel, just to name a few. This year, I really want to dress in sexy steampunk attire. I’ve really grown to LOVE the clothing, and I think I’d look pretty damn cute. Now if I could only convince my boyfriend to dress as Sherlock Holmes, I’d be all set *wink*

A few other reason I enjoy this holiday is it’s in the fall, and I adore fall. The candy, which I barely eat anyways but still! And helllllo, pumpkin carving! I also like handing out candy to the kids. I’m very generous with the candy. I feel bad only giving one or two pieces, so I end up giving like 5 to each kid. I’mma very popular candy giver-outer.

L.O.V.E

Well, this post was totally random & not all that spooky scary I guess, but I hope you enjoyed it anyways! Please take care out there this Halloween and remember to eat, drink & be scary! (Clever, right? I know.)

Peace, love & sarcasm,

Becky

 

 

Loves!

Me? I’m thankful for alot…

Thanksgiving is a time of giving thanks. I know, right? Shocker. But for me, this holiday was always more of a  a long weekend full of getting together with the family, eating far too many things, and passing out in front of a terrible movie. Don’t get me wrong, I adore the holidays. But this particular one never really meant all that much to me personally. Until this year.

Last Monday night I got a text from a family member saying that my Mom had been rushed to the ER. She’s had health problems in the past, so this scared me. As the night went on, I knew that I had to find a way to get back to the Calgary area to be with her, as she had to be admitted for a few days at least. I told my boyfriend, Mike, what was going on and without question, he told me he’d take the next day off and drive me to see her. So, we went there and thank goodness my Momsie was ok. (She was released from the hospital a few days after being admitted, and is doing well now.)

We stayed there a few days and then Friday came around and we had to come back to the Edmonton area for work related things. But knowing how badly I wanted to be with my family for Thanksgiving dinner, Mike told me we’d drive back Saturday morning, have dinner, and come back to Edmonton Sunday for dinner with his family. And that’s what we did.

It may seem like such a small thing, but this whole experience made me appreciate the Thanksgiving holiday a little more.

This morning, Mike hugged me & whispered a very sweet “I love you” to me as we were waking up and although I’ve heard it so many times from him, this is one of the ones I’ll always remember because as he was saying it, I was realizing what I was most thankful for.

What I’m most thankful for, is Mike & I’s love story.

I love you, sweetheart.

Peace, love & sarcasm,

Becky